Boat operator believed missing

The Coast Guard Thursday called off a search for a person possibly missing from a skiff north of Juneau.

The 16-foot boat was spotted with its engine running a little after 1:30 pm in Favorite Channel north of Tee Harbor.

A Coast Guard 25-foot boat from Station Juneau, an H-60 helicopter from Sitka, and a nearby Good Samaritan vessel searched yesterday afternoon. Nothing was found before the search was suspended just before 7 o’clock Thursday night.

Conditions at the time were reported as two-foot seas, no wind, 58-degree air temperature, and 10-mile visibility.

The Coast Guard says they handed the boat over to the Juneau Police Department. Officers were also expected to the notify relatives before releasing the identity of the missing person or persons.